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Keller completed earth retention and foundation works in challenging soil profiles for a luxury aged care facility

The growth in demand for aged care facilities in Australia has led to an increase in private developers entering the market. One such developer is Oryx Communities, which is building luxury aged care...

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Powerful M 6.7 earthquake struck Turkey: At least 31 casualties

At least 31 people were reported dead and numerous were injured after a massive earthquake struck in eastern Turkey. The temblor occurred at 9:00 pm local time, on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Turkey...

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Access constitutive models with the latest release of PLAXIS3D and PLAXIS2D

With the new release of PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 1 (V20.01) and PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20 Update 1 (V20.01) the PLAXIS installation now comes with all PLAXIS User Defined Soil Models...

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Puerto Rico's terrain changed after a series of earthquakes hit the region

NASA is currently examining satellite imagery data to determine the landscape changes in Puerto Rico caused by a series of earthquakes. Numerous seismic shocks (around 2,000) have recently struck Pue...

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SoilVision CONNECT Edition V10 Update 1

SoilVision is known for market-leading slope stability, unsaturated seepage, stress/deformation, freeze/thaw, and soil properties database software. The software is utilized in the mining, infrastruc...

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Acquisition of CONTROLS Group by Nova Measurements LLC

Controls Group (“CONTROLS”)  announced on December 19, 2019 that it has been acquired by Nova Measurements LLC (“Nova Measurements”). Since 2003, Nova has created five globally recognized instrumenta...

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New release of PLAXIS CONNECT Edition V20 Update 1

PLAXIS CONNECT Edition version 20.0  includes streamlined user experience, increased performance and productivity, advanced workflows, enhanced modeling capabilities, cloud enablement, and in-product...

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North American Keller's Companies joined together as KELLER

As of January 1, 2020, North America Keller companies Bencor, Case Atlantic, Case Foundation, Hayward Baker, HJ Foundation, Keller Canada, McKinney Drilling and Moretrench have joined together and re...

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Keller 141 Harley Street underground project

Keller UK handled the design and construction of the 141 Harley Street project in London, UK. Keller's specialist restricted access team designed and constructed a 73 linear meter secant piled retain...

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Intensive design-phase pile test program for the I-480 Valley View Bridge project near Cleveland, Ohio by GRL

The I-480 Valley View Bridge project near Cleveland, Ohio involved the construction of a third bridge structure between two existing structures. The design-build team of Walsh Construction and CH2M (...

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Join the 2020 Geotechnical Business Directory today!

GeoWorld, with the support of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), is excited to prepare the publication of the 2020 Geotechnical Business Directory, th...

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James A. Cheney (1927 - 2019)

2 February 1927 – 22 November 2019 The following obituary is distributed through the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) by Prof. Bruce Kutter of UC...

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Unconfined Compression Test

The Unconfined Compression Test is a laboratory test used to derive the Unconfirmed Compressive Strength (UCS) of a rock specimen. Unconfirmed Compressive Strength (UCS) stands for the maximum axia...

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A Rare Film of Karl Terzaghi featuring also Casagrande, Ruth Terzaghi, Schaffernak, and Forchheimer

Geoengineer.org is extremely pleased to make available to what is, to date, a rare film featuring Karl & Ruth Terzaghi and colleagues. The original material was provided by Prof. Bengt H. Felle...

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Photo of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard

This is a photo of the attendees of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard. This high-resolution photo was re-published in t...

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Guajataca Dam Spillway Failure

Contributed by: Alesandra C. Morales-Vélez (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at UPRM). Hurricanes Irma and María were classified as category 5 hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson hu...

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Bull’s Liver Soil

This is a video of rock flour, also known as Bull’s liver. Although it is fine grained, and is commonly confused to be clayey, it is essentially a silt, with particles of quartz grounded to small s...

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Reliability of Shallow Foundation Design Using the Standard Penetration Test

Download paper, available by permission of the publisher. Reference: Zekkos, D.P., Bray, J.D., Der Kiureghian, A. (2004), “Reliability of shallow foundation design using the standard penetration test...

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Books

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2019 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 9,000+ professionals and 700+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for g...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...